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When do you catch up in tech?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by MarshalN, Aug 15, 2013.

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When do you catch up to AI in tech?

  1. Medieval

    25 vote(s)
    19.8%
  2. Renaissance

    63 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Industrial

    30 vote(s)
    23.8%
  4. Modern

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. MarshalN

    MarshalN Prince

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    As stated - when do you usually catch up in tech in your games? Please state difficulty and era. On immortal I seem to do it sometime during renaissance. I am mostly interested in folks who play on higher difficulties - there isn't much catching up to do on emperor or lower
     
  2. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    Why are there no earlier eras on the poll? I catch up as soon as I start a game.
     
  3. MarshalN

    MarshalN Prince

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    Well if you play on prince there is no catching up to do
     
  4. liltrogdor

    liltrogdor Chieftain

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    I play on settler everyday.:lol:
     
  5. Tachii

    Tachii Procrastinator

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    Renaissance on Immortal. But if I'm in a cultural game, I don't beat them until industrial era (oxford pop Radio while spies are stealing military techs).
     
  6. manu-fan

    manu-fan Emperor

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    Medieval because I play on Warlord.

    Cheers.
     
  7. Matthew.

    Matthew. Deity

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    Renaissance. Immortal with the occasional Emperor or Deity game.

    Basically once you start working Uni's and fill out Rationalism, you keep pace with the AI just fine.
     
  8. livsbrand

    livsbrand Warlord

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    For Immortal my answer is Renaissance. For Deity it's rarely.
     
  9. Teaf

    Teaf Warlord

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    Normally 2nd tier Medieval, although occasionally 1st tier Renaissance.

    Emperor
     
  10. otaman1

    otaman1 Prince

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    Emperor. I never had to catch up on tech, but I'd always be worry about getting a tech or two stealed.
     
  11. bcaiko

    bcaiko Emperor

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    On Emperor, I usually start catching up in the Renaissance after early game warmongering. A few Great Scientists will usually quickly make up the ground.

    In my latest game, though, I have a runaway Austria from another continent that is a tech era and a quarter ahead of me. That one's starting to look unwinnable.
     
  12. That Other Guy

    That Other Guy Chieftain

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    I usually catch up when I'm in the renaissance. I have to say though, I usually have a really short medieval period and a really long renaissance. I usually enter the medieval with Civil service, grab theology and education, and then start the renaissance with astronomy (trying to get host of the WC - I play continents).

    The spy is also really helpful for catching up.
     
  13. Peng Qi

    Peng Qi Emperor

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    Irrelevant.
  14. Socratatus

    Socratatus Emperor

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    I`m still rubbish cos I play King and can`t catch up until around the Medieval era- that`s if I don`t get attacked and wiped out first.

    I dunno how those Civs get so far ahead so quick.
     
  15. Theruss

    Theruss Warlord

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    I play King, and most of the time catch up and surpass the AI's in the Renaissance period, if not earlier.
     
  16. Falconiano

    Falconiano Prince

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    Deity, catch up by Medieval or early Renaissance.
     
  17. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    Usually Renaissance, if I'm not already the tech leader by then.
     
  18. Fragamemnon

    Fragamemnon Warlord

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    Industrial on Deity in most games, if the AI is derpin' around I can catch up before or if I am playing a Civ with a science boosting UA/UB.
     
  19. Denounced

    Denounced Chieftain

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    Being behind on tech from the start means not getting to build any wonders so that means I have to be a warmonger. Its fun sometimes but not all the time. Sometimes I just want to play on King where we all start on an equal footing.
     
  20. DeutschDachs

    DeutschDachs King

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    I play king and I'll catch up in science at the latest by medieval, but i usually am first or second pole to pole. If I build more than 4 cities then it's usually classical or medieval
     

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